Review Your Transfer Course Credit
Consider if the Course Can Count
Several things determine if a class can count as a prerequisite:
- The grade you received in the class
- How long ago you took the class (prerequisites can expire)
- The content and scope of the class
- a syllabus from the course may be needed to determine if it meets prerequisite criteria
- Current students who have been asked to submit a syllabus for further course evaluation
may do so using this link. Please note: syllabi will only be reviewed for current students.
Consider Where You Completed the Course
- Classes taken at colleges and universities within the state of Utah may be automatically
recognized by the prerequisite checking system at the U. Course equivalencies can be checked through the Utah Transfer Guide or Transferology.
- Classes from out-of-state institutions will not usually be automatically recognized as prerequisites, so students with these credits
will need to contact the department offering the class to see if a class meets prerequisite
Request a Permission Code
- Many departments enforce prerequisites with the use of permission codes. These are
numbers that allow a student to take a class that has an enforced prerequisite.
- Permission codes are given by the department offering the class.
- In some cases, the instructor for the class gives the code.
- At other times, the advisor or main departmental office may provide permission codes.
- Many departments have permission code request forms on their websites - list of permission code request forms.
- How to use a Permission Code and other tips (Office of the Registrar)
Submit AP Scores and Prior Learning Credits
ACT, SAT, AP and other standardized test scores can sometimes be used to fill prerequisite
These scores do not transfer to the U with a student’s transcript. They must be sent
directly to the U of U Admissions Office from the agency awarding the credits.
Prior Learning Credit information
Advanced Placement Credit information
Military Credit Information